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Saint-Jean-de-Luz is an nice seaside town along the Basque coast in southwestern France. Hotels.com has a range of Saint-Jean-de-Luz hotels to meet diverse needs. Whether you prefer a hotel on the coast, or accommodation closer to the shopping center, take a look at our online interactive map. Each hotel is clearly marked to help you find one situated close to the things you want to see. Facilities vary between hotels; however, you can easily see what each has to offer by reading through the descriptions and viewing the photographs. We have several filters, including budget and star rating, to help you view the hotels that are right for you with a simple glance.
What's Saint-Jean-de-Luz Like?
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, situated by the estuary of the River Nive, boasts a warm microclimate. Its soft sandy beaches and harbor are protected from cool Atlantic winds by the cove. Travelers staying at Hotels.com Saint-Jean-de-Luz hotels can take the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate at this pretty seaside town. As well as a beachfront spa, there are sites of historical interest, restaurants, a cinema, and a variety of shops. Once a safe-haven for pirates in bygone days, the town has a rich and intriguing history. Top attractions include the church named after Basque Saint Jean-Baptiste with its gold-gilded wooden statues, and the Louis XIV house, which was built in the 17th century. Guests looking for accommodation in Saint-Jean-de-Luz are within easy reach of the ocean, which is ideal for water sports and other activities, such as paddle boarding and boating. On land, there is a mini-golf course and plenty of opportunities for cycling.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
The language spoken in Saint-Jean-de-Luz is French, and so learning a few simple phrases, such as hello ("bonjour"), please ("s'il vous plait") and thank you ("merci") will put you in good stead. While staff at hotels will speak some English, you should not assume that everyone in the town does. The French have a dining etiquette that may be different to what you are accustomed to. Putting your hands on your lap, and resting your elbows upon the table are both frowned upon. Fruit is eaten with a fork (except small fruit like cherries and grapes). When greeting a French person, it is usual to exchange a handshake. First names are usually reserved for close friends and family, so address a French person by Monsieur or Mademoiselle until invited to do otherwise. Whether you decide to remain in Saint-Jean-de-Luz or travel further abroad, Hotels.com can help you find accommodation regardless of where you go.